I specialized in English lit. over professional writing, a deliberate choice in part motivated by a conviction that I would hate technical writing. And yet my first job out of college was working as an editorial assistant for a media company’s broadcast technology imprint.
I’ve been with NewBay Media for nearly four years now, working on several titles and projects within the Broadcast and Video group. I’ve been promoted twice—first to assistant editor of Radio World and most recently to managing editor of Radio magazine— and I can say that I’ve learned a whole new set of skills in the post-grad editorial world.
For information about my current position at NewBay, refer to my home page.
In college, I was involved in the Etownian, our student newspaper. There, I worked my way up from a freshman assistant copy editor to managing editor. At the Etownian, I learned marketable skills: how to work with style guides, meet tight deadlines, interface with college officials and manage a 30-person staff.
I also served as co-editor-in-chief of Fine Print, the college’s literary magazine. At Fine Print, my responsibilities ranged from acquisitions to layout and promotional event coordination.
Additional, I completed several internships during my college education, which cemented my desire to pursue a career in media and publishing.
At Benchmark Group Media, I worked with Harrisburg, 717 and Lehigh Valley magazines as an editorial intern. I shadowed the managing editor to learn the ins-and-outs of producing regional publications. I also researched, wrote and edited articles, assisted with photo shoots, and proofread using InSite.
During my final semester of college, I was an editorial intern at the YGS Group in York, Pa., working with the Editorial and Content Management department. There, I primarily worked on photo acquisitions and copy editing for four trade publications, in addition to shadowing the departments’ senior staff.